David Costello Fianna Fail local area representative attended the graduation ceremony of the Tunin'In Ceremony in The Fingal Centre on Tuesday 13th of August 2013.
The programme aims to bridge a gap in provisions for young people at risk of early school leaving in Finglas/Cabra and is funded by City of Dublin Youth Services Board (CDYSB).
|Fianna Fail Local Area Rep David Costello attends the Tunin'In Graduation at the Fingal Center. Cllr Mary Fitzpatrick was also in attendance|
The Tunin’In programme provides a safe space where young people can: discover something new about themselves, make new friends, have fun, explore issues/concerns, confide in staff, learn new skills, increase their confidence & self-esteem, improve communication skills, express their opinions and explore what they want for their future education. While young people are referred to the program by schools and other agencies, they have a say in whether they take part or not.
The programme ran for a 6week period this summer. Young people and there parents attended multiple sessions over the 6 week period, both individually and together. Topics such as Group Bonding, Mental Health / Sexual Health, Personal Development & Self Esteem, Communication Skills, Drug & Alcohol Awareness and Evaluation of programme where discussed.
David said “ It was great to see a group of young people so positive about continuing their education.”
“On the night, concerns where raised about securing funding from CDYSB for next years programme. I strongly believe that every effort should be made to maintain any service that enables our young people to make the right choices about their education.”